Welcome to Sweetwater First Assembly

Welcome to the SFA website. We are glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our church family.


While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come to a worship service and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together with the Holy Spirit present. Enjoy the website, then come as you are and join us in worship!


If you would, take a moment to visit our Plan Your Visit page and fill out the form to give us a heads-up that you will be attending. We hope to see you soon!



Our Mission: 

To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.


Our Purpose:

Know God


Find Freedom


Discover your Purpose


Make an Impact

New style of Church

Beginning Sunday, March 17, our morning 10am Sunday service will resume. This will be a staggered reopening of our building. There will be no children's ministry and no coffee ministry. But we will welcome those who feel strong enough to join with us for worship and a powerful message from Pastor Andrew Templeton. Our governor has requested that churches gradually reopen that is why we will only have limited services available during May.


Our hope is that as time passes into June, we will be able to offer more opportunities for gathering. Our Wednesday night service has not been scheduled to resume as of yet, so stay tuned for that date. However, Wednesday evening at 7pm on Facebook Live, Pastor Andrew & Rachel Templeton share "From Our Living-room to Yours" every week with devotions and humor. Please join us. 


Phased Re-entering Plan

Phase One:

  • Reopen building for Sunday service with no kids ministry, Sunday school, or coffee. We encourage vulnerable populations to enjoy the online campus. 

  • Portions of building will be closed to limit gatherings. 

  • “Touch Free” systems of ministry will be implemented.


Phase Two:

  • Varsity Kids Ministry (2nd-5th grade) will be reopened.

  • Small Groups will begin to meet in homes or the fellowship hall.

  • Coffee and warm beverages will be offered with new procedures. 


Phase Three:

  • Wednesday evening activities return

  • Nursery and full kid’s ministry will be offered

  • Implementation of Sweetwater 2.0


Stay informed

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Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.

Psalm 91:9–10




COVID-19

As we navigate this new situation that is affecting our state, country, and world, we want to be a place where we can still be a light to our communities and a support to those around us. 


HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

  1. Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers who are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
  2. Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience, and prudence. We can demonstrate to the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear. 
  3. Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, HERE ARE SOME STEPS WE CAN ALL TAKE

  • If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

You can find more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Tennessee Department of Public Health.

While we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from Jesus. Let’s continue to trust in His promises of protection in Psalm 91 for ourselves, our families, and all those who are affected by illness and pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.